Research Associate / Research Fellow in Physiology

University of Western Australia


Research Associate / Research Fellow (Lefroy)

Job no: 503633
Work type: full-time
Location: Crawley
Categories: Science

  • Full time, fixed term appointment for 3 years
  • Opportunity to contribute to a high-profile project funded by a generous bequest from the Lefroy family
  • Salary range: Level A $69,308 - $93,653 p.a. or Level B $98,526 - $116,792 p.a. plus employer contributed superannuation of 17%

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities.  With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’, there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top University.

About the team

This position is embedded within a large multidisciplinary group of researchers from UWA and other institutions, notably the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, with expertise in animal and plant physiology, livestock and pasture sciences, agricultural systems and extension.

About the opportunity

In this role you will work on a high-profile project in the general area of the care and breeding of Merino sheep, focusing on the physiological and molecular mechanisms of clover disease.

To be considered for this role you will demonstrate:

  • A PhD in Reproduction, Physiology, Animal Production or a related discipline
  • Knowledge and experience in reproductive physiology and metabolism
  • Capacity to interact with and attract funding from industry partners

About you

To be successful in this role you will be a skilled researcher with an interest in delivering high impact, novel, research outcomes. You will possess a commitment to innovation, teamwork and collaboration and have the ability to work effectively in a large, multi-discipline team with diverse interests and backgrounds. You have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and are confident in interacting and building relationships within the industry.

Full details of the position responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description.  In preparing your application you are asked to demonstrate clearly that you meet the selection criteria.

Please see the position description prior to applying: Download File Position Description - Research Associate Research Fellow Lefroy.pdf

Closing date: Friday 14 February 2020

This position is open to international applicants.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050.

  • We have child-friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered.
  • UWA has been awarded Platinum Employer Status for being a Top Ten Employer for LGBTI Inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2019).


Advertised: 17 Jan 2020 W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close: 14 Feb 2020 11:55 PM W. Australia Standard Time

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